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OhioHealth Emergency Medical Services

Personally Furnishing Naloxone by Emergency Medical Service Personnel

From the Ohio Division of EMS:

The State Board of Pharmacy has received several inquiries from EMS organizations asking if it is possible to provide naloxone to individuals who refuse transport after an overdose emergency, or to that person’s family or friends.

In response, they have developed the attached documents to guide EMS through the steps needed to provide naloxone in such a situation.

OBP 2 ODH Sample Naloxone Protocol

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OhioHealth Lewis Center EMS Open House Sneak Peak

Expert 24/7 EMERGENCY CARE at Lewis Center Health Center

Lewis Center ECC

OhioHealth is looking forward to working with you to serve the healthcare needs of the Lewis Center community.

OhioHealth Lewis Center’s 24/7 Emergency Care Center opens February 15, 2017 at 7:00 A.M. and features:

  • Emergency care for the entire family — Nationwide Children’s Hospital will also have an Emergency Department within the same building.
  • Walk-in and ambulance entrances
  • Eight private patient rooms with space in the room for family members
  • Advanced imaging capabilities, including CT scan, MRI, ultrasound and X-ray
  • Resuscitation room

Please join us at the EMS Open Houses for a sneak peek on February 1, 2, or 3 from 11 am – 2pm! 

Boxed lunches will be provided! Tours led by Lewis Center Health Center associates!

7853 Pacer Drive | Delaware, Ohio 43015

OhioHealth’s Freestanding Emergency Department Network Selects Dr. Thomas J. Gavin, MD, MBA as Medical Director


Thomas J. Gavin, MD, MBA, has been named medical director for the new OhioHealth freestanding emergency department (FSED) network. Dr. Gavin will serve as a key partner for Duane Perry, CENP, MBA, BSN, RN, director of the FSED clinical operations. As a member of the leadership team for the central Ohio FSED network, Dr. Gavin will serve as the liaison between OhioHealth leadership and Mid-Ohio Emergency Services (MOES).

Dr. Gavin brings a wealth of knowledge to OhioHealth, having extensive leadership experience within MOES and OhioHealth. Since 2012, he has served as medical director of the OhioHealth Westerville Medical Campus Emergency Care Center, providing outstanding and innovative leadership for the first, non-hospital based Emergency Department in the OhioHealth system. Dr. Gavin’s experience also includes his role as medical director of quality at OhioHealth Grady Memorial Hospital, as well as clinical responsibilities at OhioHealth Grant Medical Center, OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital and OhioHealth Pickerington Medical Campus Emergency Care Center.

Dr. Gavin is a thoughtful leader, communicator and relationship builder. He exhibits a passion and clear vision for the potential for the OhioHealth FSED network to transform emergency care in central Ohio.


OhioHealth Emergency Medical Services welcomes Dr. Gavin to the OhioHealth FSED network. His physician and emergency department experience and that as an EMS Medical Director with the Genoa Township Fire Department in Gelena, Ohio will support him well in this new role. Congratulations!